Thank you for your interest in getting involved! Volunteers and interns play a vital role in event production and building a community around experimental music in Santa Cruz. In thanks for your help making our events run, all volunteers are eligible to attend nearly all Indexical events for free.
For the safety and comfort of our artists and audiences we require proof of vaccination from all staff and volunteers.
Masks will be required for audiences and staff at least as long as it is recommended by Santa Cruz County, and we will not serve beverages until the mask recommendation is lifted locally.
Box Office volunteers establish a welcoming environment and ensure guests are taken care of at Indexical events. Each event requires approximately 3 hours of work, usually from 7:30pm - 10:30pm on weekends.
Duties May Include: Greeting guests; signing in Will Call ticket holders; selling tickets with cash and credit cards; directing guests to the bathroom.
Relevant Skills: Friendly, comfortable handling money, able to lift between 10-20 pounds (optional)
During our gallery shows, we’re especially seeking volunteers who want to engage visitors in conversation about the artwork, answer any questions about the artists, and most of all maintain a safe environment for both the art and guests.
This will sometimes require volunteers to be present in the space alone, and may involve downtime during shifts. Gallery shifts are 12pm - 5pm, or partial shifts where needed.
Live Sound & Recording
Live Sound & Recording: Live Sound & Recording volunteers help with artists’ sound check and setup of specialized equipment for each event. They also ensure that the recording devices are correctly set up and are enabled for recording during the performance.
Some experience with recording or live sound, even in a DIY setting, is helpful for this role.
Duties May Include: Setting up and breaking down audio and video equipment; mixing live sound; assisting with soundcheck; audio or video editing as available.
Relevant Skills: Interest and experience with live sound, audio and/or video recording.
Workshop Teaching Assistant
Workshop Teaching Assistant: Workshop Teaching Assistant volunteers help guide workshop participants through the curriculum for certain workshops that require a higher teacher-student ratio, likely based on building analog electronics.
Basic electronics experience of soldering, using a breadboard, and using a multimeter, is essential for this role.
Duties May Include: Meeting a half-hour in advance with the artist-instructor leading a workshop to go over materials, guiding students one-on-one in following workshop instructions.
Relevant Skills: Soldering, electronics, breadboarding.
If you’re interested in a structured, quarter-long internship we suggest submitting the form above and reaching out to Andrew Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Course credit is available with a faculty sponsor and a term-long commitment, and is most relevant to the UCSC majors Film & Digital Media, Music, the Electronic Music Minor, Performance Play & Design, and Studio Art.